IT programmes received most applications among UT English-taught curricula
2,279 applications were submitted to the UT’s 19 English-taught bachelor’s and master’s curricula and the integrated curriculum of Medicine.
Similarly to previous year, most applications were submitted for IT specialisations: the Computer Science programme received 242 applications from international candidates and 40 from Estonian candidates and the programme of Software Engineering had 277 and 41 applications respectively.
Programme Director in Master Studies of Software Engineering Professor Marlon Dumas said: “I have no doubt that this is one of the best, if not the best, cohorts of applicants we've ever had in this masters' program.”
The curriculum of International Relations and Regional Studies was also popular among Estonian and international applicants, with 185 and 31 applications respectively.
Programme Director of International Relations and Regional Studies and UT Professor of International Relations Theory Eiki Berg said that people’s interest in the curriculum could be explained by the current complicated state of international relations: the Ukrainian crisis, ISIS, EU internal conflicts and migration pressure are only some keywords that will get better comprehension through this programme.
“We have the best professional competence in Estonia, a reasonable balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, a wide range of teaching methods and the wish to show students how international politics works in the real world. To experience everything yourself is completely different from sitting in class all the time. Knowledge of international relations opens a world where different communication channels are overshadowed by historical and cultural contexts—without knowing these, no group of human beings can function effectively,” said Berg.
Admissions was successful also for curricula which were opened for the first time, the Science and Technology bachelor’s programme received 118 applications and the International Law and Human Rights programme received 66 applications.
UT Senior Specialist for International Studies Ülle Tensing stressed that at the moment we can only count applications which have been submitted properly electronically. “How many of these applicants submit the required educational documents and get the minimal required score for applying becomes clear at the beginning of June the latest when admission decisions are made,” said Tensing.
Applications were submitted from 108 countries.
Mart Noorma, UT Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, 737 6201, 523 9159, mart.noorma [ät] ut.ee
Ülle Tensing, UT Senior Specialist for International Studies, 737 5150, 5568 3533, ulle.tensing [ät] ut.eeVirge Tamme